Morrissey Working on New Album For 2014
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.06.2014
Plus he's writing a novel...
Morrissey is working on an album and his first fiction novel. The former Smiths member reveaked the news on fan site True to You, noting that he's looking forward to tackling fiction after releasing Autobiography last year.
When asked whether he would try fiction, Morrissey said, "Yes, I am midway through my novel. I have my hopes."
He added that he is about to record his next album, despite the fact that he doesn't have a lot of hope for radio this days. He noted, "The actuality is that radio stations will not play my music, and the majority of people have lost faith in the music industry, and it's generally assumed -- quite rightly -- that the number one chart positions are 'bought' by the major labels, so there really is no passion left in pop or rock music. And I don't think people believe for an instant that the faces we constantly see on television and in magazines are remotely popular. It's all, now, solely a question of marketing. All success stories are safe and dreary, and you will never be taken by surprise by a hit song that sounds out of place. This is not just my view but the view of everyone I know."
He also added in the Q&A that he nearly covered the Righteous Brothers with David Bowie. "A producer (Tony Visconti), who is a very close friend of David Bowie, tried to get both Bowie and I together to do our version of 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin',' with David doing the deep Bill Medley parts, and me doing the Bobby Hatfield shrieks," he said. "I loved this idea, but David wouldn't budge. I know I've criticized David in the past, but it's all been snot-nosed junior high ribbing on my part. I think he knows that."